Week 4 DQs - Week 4 DQ 1 Read the Questionnaires Versus...

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Week 4 DQ 1 Read the Questionnaires Versus Interviews section in the textbook. How are these guidelines similar and different from data collected by nurses when giving care? What principles did you identify that are new to you but could be important in improving your collection of clinical data? Questionnaires are defined as a series of questions pertaining to a specific topic. Questionnaires are self-administered and are given out in person, through the mail, or online through email or online. The questions in a questionnaire can be closed- ended questions or open-ended questions. Closed-ended questions are more specific and give respondents a limited number of options. The format may be multiple choice, yes or no answers, rank order questions, forced-choice questions, or rating questions. Open-ended questions ask for an answer that is written out by the respondent. Closed-ended questions are easier to quantify the data, since all of the answers are pre-written by the researchers. Questionnaires are also cost-

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